byUnknown. Publication info: New York: Frank Leslie, 1875.
A case which has passed from the public consciousness, but which in its time fascinated the United States, was the adulterous relationship between the prominent and popular minister Henry Ward Beecher and Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of an important member of his church. Mrs. Tilton more than once confessed adultery, and then revoked her confessions. The dispute led to a fabulously notorious court trial when Mr. Tilton brought suit against Beecher. Beecher's reputation was tarnished, but in a... Topics: Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Tilton, adultery, trial